Salary Survey Archives

AUGI has been polling it's members on Salary and job information for fifteen years, please see the results of these surveys below.

Thousands of people from all over the world respond every year (with 30% of our responses coming from outside of the United States), and their participation helps everyone gain an understanding of our industry as a whole. Please particpate in next summer's survey!

Be sure to visit the BLAUGI Media page for a series of podcasts from Melanie Perry and Mark Kiker on how to find a design job. They cover topics such as branding yourself, networking, searching for jobs, improving your resume, negotiating your salary and discovering if a role is a good fit for you.

Salary Survey 2016

The AUGI Annual Survey's 15th anniversary issue saw a great response. Programmers and BIM Managers saw the largest raises this year. Survey Manager Melanie Perry encourages you to read this year's survey for more information on which market specialties are performing the best this year.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the link on the left-hand menu for the most up to date collection of FAQ's.
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Salary Survey 2015

In AUGIWorld magazine's most popular issue of the year, the 14th annual AUGI Survey reports on how pay, benefits, marketshare and job satisfaction have changed since the last survey. Survey Manager Melanie Perry provides historic data and more resources for pay evaluation.
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Salary Survey 2014

The 13th installment of the AUGI Annual Survey saw a fantastic turnout from member participants and the addition of two new job titles. See the first page summary for the overview and delve into details on average salaries and market segments experiencing growth.
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Salary Survey 2013

For the 12th run of the Annual AUGI Survey experienced a disappointingly low number of participants, but, the data gathered was still a good gauge of our industries. BIM Managers are the highest paid title, fuel is where it’s at for the highest paying industry, and Mining is the highest paid specialty.
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Salary Survey 2012

The 11th run of the Salary Survey has been revamped with new questions and breakdowns, as well as a look back at numbers from the past decade. Melanie Perry reports that 45% of companies would have to change their policies to adopt cloud practices and only 36% of firms are not using BIM. Also in this issue, Walt Sparling gives advice to those firms looking to retain their talent and Tom Cipolla speaks to industry experts about how to follow the money in visualization.
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Salary Survey 2011

This marks the 10th run of the annual survey. See this year's numbers and take a look back at trends from the past decade. 8% of respondents experienced a reduction in pay. The survey results and reflections from Melanie Perry span eight pages, with an additional two pages of commentary on the Architecture industry by Elizabeth Conner.
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Salary Survey 2010

In a sad continuation of events from last year, nearly 15% of our respondents received a reduction in pay. One bright spot were the energy fields, and we also saw a doubling of the volume of BIM Managers.
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Salary Survey 2009

Not surprisingly, results of the 8th annual AUGI Salary Survey revealed that many members felt less secure about their respective jobs than in years past. While the overall number of responses was down slightly from the previous year, there remains a useful collection of salary, benefits, and other data that help AUGI members compare their stats with those of fellow members. The 2009 AUGI Salary Survey was published in AUGIWorld magazine in Autumn 2009.
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Salary Survey 2008

AUGI moved the Salary Survey from January to September, which means a more timely delivery of the salaries earned and benefits enjoyed by AUGI members. Now, key data is available at a time in the year when salaries are often reviewed and raises are budgeted for the upcoming year. The 2008 Salary Survey includes the traditional comparisons our members have come to expect as well as some new ones. The 2008 CAD Salary Survey was published in the Sept/Oct 2008 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2007

In its sixth year, AUGI's CAD Salary Survey offers AUGI members a look at key data such as the salaries, benefits, education levels, years of experience, and other information provided by their peers. The 2007 CAD Salary Survey was published in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2006

The results from thousands of respondents to AUGI's 2006 CAD Salary Survey are analyzed in this annual report. The 2006 survey is packed with useful information about AUGI members' salaries, benefits, education levels, years of experience, and other key data. It was published in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2005

The fourth annual CAD Salary Survey provides information on salaries, benefits, education, and more for four key CAD-related job titles. Other analyses reveal the overall employment picture for our survey respondents. An unprecedented number of AUGI members took the 2005 survey, which was published in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2004

Get the scoop on salaries, benefits and other perks, education, and more, plus detailed analysis on four key CAD-related job titles. The information was supplied by respondents to AUGI's 2004 CAD Salary Survey and the results were published in the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2003

In January 2004, more than 1,200 AUGI members responded to our questions about salaries, increases and bonuses, jobs and geographic locations. The results were published in the Mar/Apr 2004 issue of AUGIWorld.
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Salary Survey 2002

AUGI's 2002 Salary Survey was conducted over a three-month period - from September to November 2002. More than 1,600 AUGI members responded to our questions about salaries, increases and bonuses, jobs and geographic locations. The results were published in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of AUGIWorld.
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